Where to Play

All about where to play in Chicago, including public tennis and basketball courts, golf courses, and clubs.

Fishing in Chicago

A primer on fishing in the Windy City. From snagging in ponds and casting out in the lake to great river spots and even ice fishing, this article will tell you where to get supplies and where to fish once you’ve got ’em.

Chris’s Billiards: A Chicago Classic

Chris’s Billiards: A Chicago Classic

The legendary Chris’s Billiards is a perfect place for pool players of all skill levels to knock some balls around and toss a few beers back. Located in Portage Park, this BYOB establishment gained national attention after being featured in Martin Scorsese’s “The Color of Money.”

5 Kickass… Outdoor Basketball Courts

5 Kickass… Outdoor Basketball Courts

California Park | 3843 N. California Ave. California Park is a great place to play ball because it features all the fundamentals […]

5 Kickass… Chicago Bowling Alleys

5 Kickass… Chicago Bowling Alleys

Looking to escape the summer heat or the winter cold? Want to claim that you’re exercising while drinking pitchers of PBR? Check out this list of 5 kickass Chicago bowling alleys, grab your balls and hit the lanes!

Arrow Slingers Unite at Archery Bow Range

Arrow Slingers Unite at Archery Bow Range

Quick, what does a bull’s-eye, a stack of arrows, and the North Ave bus have in common? It’s the Archery Bow Range of course.

Jackson Park: Still Magical

While the grandeur of the Columbian Exposition is now just a footnote in Chicago’s history, Jackson Park hasn’t faded away. The park may be still and quiet, but the magic lingers.

TopGolf Driving Range

Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, TopGolf’s facilities and services just might help you become the next Tiger Woods… well, minus all the scandal we hope!

Kayak Chicago

Chicago isn’t exactly a hiker’s haven, and the amount of outdoorsy activities can sometimes seem limited. Kayak Chicago is a great way to feed the outdoorsman inside you, offering great water activities for the nature-loving city dweller.

Chicago Area Golf Courses

Call in sick, grab a six pack and visit one of these Chicagoland golf courses for a glorious day of divots, cursing, and the occasional ‘greatest shot ever!’

Public Basketball Courts on Chicago’s North Side

The best and most fun way to continue playing competitive basketball in adulthood without having to pay league dues and deal with referees, shot clocks, and scoreboards has been to play park basketball. Here is a list of my favorite outdoor basketball courts on the North side.

WhirlyBall: A Uniquely Chicago Sport

Looking for something a little different for a night out in Chicago? Check out WhirlyBall, a bar game that involves beer, bumper cars, and balls. Sound like fun? It is.